Thursday 7th June 2018
This year TEDxRNCM tackled a topic of discussion the world over - change. Whether for better or for worse, change is happening. How we fit into this bigger story of change however, can be more down to our own choices. Give change a chance like never before in 2018.
Speaker Line Up 2018
Session 1: 'Change Makers'
Professor Jamie woodward
Jamie is a geomorphologist with particular interests in the nature and impacts of Quaternary environmental change in the Mediterranean region and the Nile basin. Jamie will be exploring a subject matter closer to home, namely our changing relationship with the rivers of this city from the Industrial Revolution to the menace of microplastics. He is a professor of physical geography at the University of Manchester.
Changing Faces Campaign Manager - Artist @PhyllidaSwift
Phyllida was set to enter into her third year studying on a Modelmaking Degree when she was involved in a major car accident that left her with facial scarring. She has since become a media volunteer for the charity Changing Faces. Phyllida is passionate about highlighting the difficulties to live in a society with such pressures around looks, especially if you are seen as profoundly ‘flawed’.
Mohamed was born in Ethiopia in 1987. He is profoundly Deaf and uses an array of sign languages including British Sign Language and American Sign Language. He works part time at the Manchester Deaf Centre as a Youth Leader with part of his remit being to lead the design and delivery of two projects that target young deaf people from Manchester and the surrounding areas. Mohamed enjoys catching up with friends and family, sports and watching movies.
Dr James O'Keefe
James H O'Keefe MD, is a Board Certified Cardiologist and Director of both the Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center and the Preventive Cardiology service at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute. He is consistently ranked among the ‘Top Doctor’ lists regionally and nationally as one of America’s Top Rated Physicians in Cardiology. Dr O’Keefe has contributed more than 350 articles to medical literature and has authored best-selling cardiovascular books for health professionals including: The Complete Guide to ECGs (which is used for Cardiology Board Certification), Dyslipidemia Essentials, and Diabetes Essentials. He lectures extensively on the role of therapeutic lifestyle changes and drug therapy in cardiovascular risk reduction.
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